Table 4

Demographic data for the children in the three groups at the start of the intervention

Group/gender
Intervention, Grade 7Control, Grade 7Intervention, Grade 6
BoysGirlsBoysGirlsBoysGirls
Number in group597257576461
Age (years)
 Mean13.513.113.313.312.512.2
 SD0.90.80.91.01.10.9
 Range12 to 1512 to 1512 to 1512 to 1511 to 1611 to 15
Accommodation (n (%))
 House29 (49)35 (49)49 (86)48 (84)39 (61)37 (61)
 Shack29 (49)37 (51)7 (12)9 (16)23 (36)22 (36)
 Other1 (2)0 (0)1 (2)0 (0)2 (3)2 (3)
No of co-occupants
 Mean4.94.84.84.64.85.7
 SD1.91.72.32.02.42.7
 Range2–121–81–132–141–141–13
Favourite sport (n (%))
 Football38 (64)0 (0)43 (75)0 (0)48 (75)9 (15)
 Netball6 (10)45 (63)13 (23)19 (33)1 (2)22 (36)